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|Before||y = −6.0357x + 75.286||After||y = 0.9714x + 43.6|
|Before the introduction of the 30 limits, fatalities were reducing by an average of just over 6 per year. Since the introduction of 30 limits, fatalities are increasing by about 1 per year. In 1996 when the limits were imposed fatalities jumped from 35 to 59, a massive increase of 69%, and the worst figure for six years|
|Before||y = −77.964x + 971.57||After||y = −1.2286x + 433.13|
|Before the introduction of the 30 limits, serious injuries were reducing by an average of about 78 per year. When the limits were introduced, serious injuries increased for the first time in six years. Since then, serious injuries have been reducing at a pityful average of just over 1 per year.|
|Before||y = −86.893x + 2824.4||After||y = 50.943x + 2442.9|
|This is the most damming of all, and it is obvious that the 30MPH limits are to blame. Before the introduction of the 30 limits, slight injuries were reducing by an average of about 87 per year. Not only did slight injuries increase by a massive 272 (12%) following the introduction of the 30 limits; but since then they have been increasing by an average of 50 per year.|
|Before||y = −170.89x + 3871.3||After||y = 50.686x + 2919.6|
|The contrast between the trend in casualties before and after is so obvious a five year old could see it. Before, casualties were reducing by an average of 171 per year, now they are increasing by an average of 51 per year. Yet the authorities still have the audacity to claim that these absurd speed limits are improving road safety, when the evidence clearly shows that they are doing exactly the opposite.|
Those responsible for this disgraceful increase in casualties should be vilified by the voters of Suffolk.
'blackwhite' "Applied to the Party member, it means a loyal willingness to say that black is white when party discipline demands this. But it means also the ability to believe that black is white, and more, to know that black is white, and to forget that one has ever believed the contrary."
"I think that there is a very high probability indeed that this tragic fatality has the speed limits as a contributory cause."and:
"Unnecessary speed limits are detrimental to safety for various reasons, they reduce the opportunity to overtake, thereby making drivers try harder at other times, they cause traffic to bunch, they cause frayed tempers, they cause delay which makes drivers try harder at other times to make up time that they have lost."Read his comments in full here.